Finally, we can get back to work this year with a big new Assassin’s Creed game. It is about Valhalla, a game set in the Viking age. But hypermodern, because Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will appear on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in addition to the current generation of consoles.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Not surprisingly, the team’s game comes after Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Odyssey, which also had a lot to do with seafaring. That is probably also very important in Valhalla because you step into the shoes of Eivor, a Viking who does everything for the glory and also has to look for a new home. It is an open world game that plays in the dark ages of England. Eivor is not necessarily a male character: you can also choose a woman. In addition, your character is customizable: you can change hair, tattoos and equipment.
New things include raids, but also the ability to build up power. Finally, building your settlement is also important in the game: after all, you are a Viking. You also have to deal with political games and by making certain dialogue choices you can shape your character more and more as you wish. You can also choose your own Viking and determine which weapon to use. Per hand. So you can choose different weapons on the left than on the right, which should make fighting feel very different.
Because as we are used to from Assassin’s Creed, the game is again about a combination of sneaking up enemies and brutal attacks. But sometimes Vikings are not concerned with the enemy, but with themselves. When they play drinking games, for example, or gamble until late at night. Eating is also necessary, so hunting and fishing are possible. You can glimpse it in the first trailer of this highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released on Fall 2020 on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia and PC.